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The Institute of Masters of Wine is the home of exceptional expertise in the wine world. What started more than 65 years ago as an exam for the UK wine trade is now a globally recognised title collectively held by a worldwide family of Masters of Wine. Today, there are 415 MWs based in 30 countries, each making their own contribution to the world of wine. Becoming an MW means entering a unique wine community; one that brings enriching personal and professional opportunities, as well as lifelong friendships.

ABOUT US

The IMW’s mission is to promote excellence, interaction, and learning across all sectors of the global wine community. As well as running the MW study programme, our programme of worldwide events offers unparalleled opportunities to taste and learn. These tastings and seminars, including our international symposium, are open for anyone to attend – you don’t have to be a Master of Wine to join in.

FIND AN MW

The IMW’s directory of Masters of Wine allows you to search not just by name, but also by skills and specialisms. MWs are active all over the world and in all fields; MWs are winemakers, sommeliers, buyers, journalists, shippers, consultants, viticulturalists, academics, educators and more. If you are looking for an MW in a particular country, expert comment on a specific style of wine, a speaker for your event, or experienced commercial advice, look no further.

THE MW EXAM

The MW exam tests the breadth and depth of a candidate’s theoretical knowledge and tasting skills in the art, science and business of wine. By passing the MW exam, you become a member of the IMW, gain the title Master of Wine and can use the initials MW after your name. The MW exam is a series of tasting and theory papers, plus an in-depth research project. You can find out about all stages of the exam, as well as downloading past papers, by clicking below.

Latest News

Five stage one students share IWSC Foundation scholarship

Five stage one students share IWSC Foundation scholarship

IWSC Foundation, part of the IMW’s international supporter community, has awarded five scholarships worth £5000 each to MW study programme students. The prize fund of £25,000 is shared by Ana Gallegos, Xinhao Hu, Arpine Manukyan, Agnese Meiersone and Karene Vilela....

Deloitte & Touche LLP become an official supporter of the IMW

Deloitte & Touche LLP become an official supporter of the IMW

Deloitte’s Winery Solutions and Services has become an official supporter of the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW). Headed by Certified Sommelier Michael Juergens, the practice seeks to support the growth of wineries. The company has over 700 professionals dedicated...

Diam Bouchage joins the IMW’s international supporter community

Diam Bouchage joins the IMW’s international supporter community

We are pleased to announce Diam Bouchage have joined the Institute of Masters of Wine’s (IMW) international supporter community. Diam Bouchage are a manufacturer of wine and champagne cork closures based in Céret, France. Established in 2003, Diam have worked...

Wine Puzzles from PuzzleCru by Rebecca Gibb MW

Wine Puzzles from PuzzleCru by Rebecca Gibb MW

Rebecca Gibb MW has relaunched her bespoke collection of wine puzzles with her brand PuzzleCru, published by Ginger Fox. Her 'Wines of' line now includes maps of France, Italy and Spain in 1000 pieces, as well as a 'Whiskies of Scotland' box in 500 pieces. The puzzles...

Jerez MW trip

Jerez MW trip

Anticipation was high at the start of the IMW’s recent trip to Jerez. Not only was the region high on the priority list of many MWs, this was also the first official trip organised by the Institute after nearly three years of Covid-curtailed travel. I have to admit...

The IMW’s 2021-2022 Annual Review

The IMW’s 2021-2022 Annual Review

Follow the link below for the IMW’s 2021-2022 annual review, which is a record of our activities over the last 12 months from trips and events to the student programme and finances. Annual review 2021-22

Latest News

Five stage one students share IWSC Foundation scholarship

Five stage one students share IWSC Foundation scholarship

IWSC Foundation, part of the IMW’s international supporter community, has awarded five scholarships worth £5000 each to MW study programme students. The prize fund of £25,000 is shared by Ana Gallegos, Xinhao Hu, Arpine Manukyan, Agnese Meiersone and Karene Vilela....

Deloitte & Touche LLP become an official supporter of the IMW

Deloitte & Touche LLP become an official supporter of the IMW

Deloitte’s Winery Solutions and Services has become an official supporter of the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW). Headed by Certified Sommelier Michael Juergens, the practice seeks to support the growth of wineries. The company has over 700 professionals dedicated...

Features

Andrea Pritzker MW awarded Dux of Len Evans Tutorial 2022

Andrea Pritzker MW awarded Dux of Len Evans Tutorial 2022

Andrea Pritzker MW, was announced as the recipient of the Basil Sellers Prize for Dux of the Len Evans Tutorial 2022 (LET) in the Hunter Valley on November 4th. Founded in 2001 by the late Len Evans AO OBE, the goal of the LET is to equip scholars with the tools and...

Wine Puzzles from PuzzleCru by Rebecca Gibb MW

Wine Puzzles from PuzzleCru by Rebecca Gibb MW

Rebecca Gibb MW has relaunched her bespoke collection of wine puzzles with her brand PuzzleCru, published by Ginger Fox. Her 'Wines of' line now includes maps of France, Italy and Spain in 1000 pieces, as well as a 'Whiskies of Scotland' box in 500 pieces. The puzzles...

The IMW’s 2021-2022 Annual Review

The IMW’s 2021-2022 Annual Review

Follow the link below for the IMW’s 2021-2022 annual review, which is a record of our activities over the last 12 months from trips and events to the student programme and finances. Annual review 2021-22

Jerez MW trip

Jerez MW trip

Anticipation was high at the start of the IMW’s recent trip to Jerez. Not only was the region high on the priority list of many MWs, this was also the first official trip organised by the Institute after nearly three years of Covid-curtailed travel. I have to admit...

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